Recently east traditions and the related ethnic attributes enjoy wide popularity. For example, many stop the choice on design of curtains in the Japanese style. Such registration of windows very stylish and exotically looks. Besides, laconic and graceful Japanese curtains will fit into any interior. It can make them independently even to the beginners who only have got acquainted with the sewing machine. The main thing is to choose suitable material, it is correct to process it and to pick up qualitative accessories.
Distinctive features of the Japanese curtains
The Japanese curtains – rather exotic type of portieres, also call them screen or panel. Really, they resemble the huge screen drawing attention to itself superficially. For this reason the design of such curtains has to differ in stylishness and originality. As well as the Roman curtains, the Japanese panels belong to kind of flat curtains.
Big advantage of the Japanese curtains is simplicity of their replacement. It is possible to change fabrics every season. In the winter they can be cozy and dense, and in the summer - easy and transparent.
The Japanese curtains represent the mechanism consisting of eaves and also equal cloths of fabric which move as sliding wardrobe doors. These curtains cope in the same way, as well as blinds – by means of cord or the automatic mechanism.
Standard dimension of width of the Japanese panel makes 60 cm. The special eaves for screen curtains have the same width. The Japanese panels have no frills, clips, accessories and various holders. It is connected with the fact that screen curtains have direct appearance and accurate lines that distinguishes these products from the majority of other types of curtains.
Where it is possible to hang up the Japanese curtains
The Japanese curtains are very universal. They can be hung up in kitchen or in any room. They approach any interior, from classical to modern. It is possible to issue interior for the bedroom in east or minimalistic style, and the Japanese curtains will expressively emphasize it. Best of all these products look at wide windows. It is possible to use such curtains not only for dressing of window opening, but also for division of the room into zones of work and rest. Besides, their application as decorative interroom partition is possible. You can separate different rooms - for example, the dining room and kitchen, the hall and the living room.
Selection of material and eaves for the Japanese curtains
For a start it is necessary to decide on the choice of fabric and the drawing. Fabric for panel curtains choose transparent and easy or natural dense. Traditionally for production of the Japanese panels linen, cotton, silk and also wattled jute or bamboo are used. The color gamma has to be quiet, natural and soft pastel shades: beige, blue, gentle-green, brown. Such colors are neutral and do not bear loading. It is possible to give preference to fabric with the Japanese traditional images — branches of willow, the blossoming Oriental cherry, other flowers in the Japanese style. Use and other east motives is possible. Images of hieroglyphs which can be drawn with paint for fabric are also appropriate, are printed on the machine or sewed by means of tape/cord. The drawing on fabric has to be laconic, not too volume and not wide. Width of the Japanese curtains is rather limited therefore it is important that the drawing on them has gone in. It is possible to find special eaves for the Japanese curtains in sale. These devices usually happen 2 types - the panels allowing to shift on one or at the same time. Also weighting compounds often are included in the package. For moving of fabric panels it is necessary just to pull for rope cord. You can choose also other model of eaves which design works on the electric drive.
Technology of tailoring of the Japanese curtains the hands
In the beginning strips from fabric 60 centimeters wide taking into account allowances for processing of seams and shrinkage of fabric are found. The allowance is carried out on each side first of all as the cloth from below needs to be trimmed with drawstring. It is better to make all cloths at once, it considerably saves time. The allowance under velcro needs to be made in 1-2 centimeters.
It is necessary to sew panel curtains in due form as cloths have to turn out identical and ideally equal.
Before sewing of velcro it should be pressed. It is necessary for shrinkage. Apply velcro face side on the top cut of cloth, fix it by pins, and then stitch. After that bend it inside out and again stitch. Then curtains are ironed. Further, it is necessary to make osnorovka of the upper edge. Curtain length at osnorovka pays off thus: to length of ready curtain it is necessary to add allowance for special tape of velcro 1-2 centimeters. In conclusion of work pass weighting compound throughout drawstring. That's all, it is possible to hang out curtains. Eaves for the Japanese panels fasten either to ceiling, or to wall. Everything depends on the created interior and assignment of curtain (registration of window or partition).